Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dead 70 Years Ago Today


A topic wierdly ignored by much of the 'alternative', 'Christian', 'Protestant', internet, including the strangely silent Jack Chick.

Core within a Core

Wlodimir Ledochowski Kulturkampf Revenge

Wlodimir Ledochowski - Last of the 'Great Roman Generals'

Kulturkampf 1874 - The War Between Prussia and Rome


Wlodimir Ledochowski's Plausible Childhood Revenge Vow

Wlodimir Ledochowski's Plausible Childhood Inspiration

Wlodimir Ledochowski's Influential Uncle Mieczyslaw

M & W Ledochowski- as reported by The New York Times - 1892 - 1915

Wlodimir Ledochowski Mary Mystique of War

Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, who met Father Ledochowski in 1930, wrote later that "everyone in Rome I was told that Father Ledochowski would rank as one of the two or three greatest heads of the Jesuit Order," an estimate which would group him with such men as Ignatius Loyola, the first [Jesuit] general, Francisco Borgia, the third, and [Claudius] Aquaviva, the fifth.

It was during the twenty-seven year Generalate of Father Wlodzimierz Ledochowski (1915-1942) that the traditional character of the Society received the firmest stamp and clearest definition since the Generalate of Claudio Acquaviva in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. One might even say that Ledochowski insisted on fidelity to the structure of Jesuit obedience, was an almost merciless disciplinarian, and maintained a stream of instructions flowing out to the whole Society about every detail of Jesuit life and Ignatian ideals. He know exactly what Jesuits should be according to the Society’s Constitutions and traditions; and under strong hands of two quite authoritarian Popes, Pius XI and Pius XII, he reestablished the close ties that had once linked papacy and Jesuit Generalate. Ledochowski, in fact, gave renewed meaning to that old Roman nickname of the Jesuit Father General, “the Black Pope. Just as Pius XII can be described as the last of the great Roman Popes, so Ledochowski can be called the last of the great Roman Generals of the Jesuits.

There seemed, indeed, during those years of Ledochowski, Pius XI, and Pius XII, no real limit to what both Jesuitism and overall Roman Catholicism could achieve. Even – especially, we should say – in the afterglow of Ledochowski’s long reign and into the Generalate of his successor, Belgian Jean-Baptise Janssens, the magic power of the momentum seemed to continue.


vincent said...

Dear Sir, your post "Baphomth revisited" appears on the Lvb research blog roll but is not accessible on your website at this hour. Just after "Dead 70 years ago today", Coincidence?
Thank you very much for your clarity of mind.

Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

That happened because I accidently 'published' it when I meant to save it to draft for publication later today.